9 Things I Started Doing Because Of Him

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

A photo of Chris and I back in the 70s when we first started dating. It's black and white because we didn't have color back then.


I started eating chicken wings. 
Pre-Chris I hated everything about wings- eating meat off the bone like a barbarian, dirty napkins galore, and messy sauce on your cheeks. But damn it, chicken wings are delicious and Chris made me realize this.

Survivor shows.
I watch them now. I watch all of them. If left in the wilderness I'm confident I could make a fire, sterilize my water and make a canoe out of snake skin. I might just sign up for Naked and Afraid.

White noise.
There are two types of people in this world: those who need a fan when they sleep and those who do not. Chris has made me a fan person and I hate him for it. What if I'm somewhere and there's not a fan?! Like at my parents house? WHAT DO I DO???

Putting lids on things.
Chris has taught me how to put lids on things correctly so when you pull something out of the fridge, say like a tubberware of beans for example, the lid is snapped on tightly so the beans don't spill everywhere.

HD.
Every time I recorded a show on DVR for Chris that wasn't in HD a little piece of him died. He came close to breaking up with me numerous times I'm quite sure. In the beginning I honestly couldn't tell. It was all the same to me. But after living with him for 100 years I get it now. And watching regular TV when you have HD is like eating eggs plain when you have Siracha in the fridge. It's just silly.

Surround sound.
Same can be said for sound quality when watching TV/movies. Why are guys so into this stuff?

Siracha and Lawrys.
Put them on everything or get out. I went through a phase where I didn't put salt on anything for years. And then I met Chris and all hope was lost.

Sleeping in.
I used to be an early riser on weekdays and weekends. But Chris's ability to sleep in has rubbed off on me. Sometimes on a winter weekend we don't get out of bed before 11! I feel like a lazy college kid just writing this terrible fact.

Beer.
I love it now. Chris has great taste in beer and he's always bringing home new stuff to try. We know our corner liquor store owner by name (it's Vinny.) Vinny special orders new beers for Chris and since we frequent there so often (with Harlow) he also keeps special dog treats behind the counter. So what I'm saying is I used to be a "vodka and lemon water kind of girl" GAG! And now I only drink beer.

I'm sure this list could go on and on, but we'll wrap it up here. What have you started doing thanks to your significant other?

Also... I think we have a date set. For real this time. Perhaps a wedding update is in order for tomorrow?

30 comments:

  1. WHITE NOISE IS SO IMPORTANT. I am on vacation right now without white noise and I'm really not sure what to do with my life when the air conditioner kicks off and it's quiet as a church. I love this list! There are a lot of things I do now because of my s/o. I didn't really drink hot tea until I started dating my boyfriend. His family only drinks tea ever so I'm a tea drinker now. I've also been introduced to "good" music because of him. Although I still prefer my annoying, teenage pop music sometimes.

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  2. It's amazing how another person's traits can rub off on you! I'm sure he's gotten some great things from you, too:) My husband made me a white noise convert, too. Whenever we visit our parents or go on vacation, I use an app on my phone called "Sleep Machine". It has a lot of different options and has been super helpful for sleeping in places where everyone else gets up early:)

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  3. I also learned that non use of HD channels could have been a deal breaker. After years of bickers and na-uh's, I so get it! It IS the only way to live!

    Sleeping in and actually letting your body rest? Another mind blower for me and definite improvement because of him.

    And I adore Naked and Afraid and the thought of making a bed out of rare mutant ant hills because of him <3

    Great post!

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  4. Oh my gosh, the fan! Dave and I were just talking about this last night because we are the EXACT same way! Before Dave, I would never have slept with the fan on if I wasn't hot. Why would I do that? Now I cannot sleep without that noise.

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  5. My boyfriend also taught me to notice the difference between regular and HD! And the difference between fresh sushi and older sushi. And I kind of hate him for it, because I was so happy when I was ignorantly watching fuzzy TV with my old, cheap sushi and enjoying life nonetheless. We've also become fan people - I'm not sure how or why, since neither of us was a "fan person" before we moved in together. And I think that one is the biggest inconvenience of all the things I've "learned."

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  6. I started cooking thanks to my husband! Before we met, I survived on beer, popcorn, and cereal. I also became a white noise, HD, and Lawrys convert since we've been together!

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  7. I'm the say with HD! I used to not be able to notice, and now I freak out when we have to watch something in regular D instead of HD. I just found out that I bought the second season of Game of Thrones on DVD and not blue ray and a small piece of me might have considered buying it twice...

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  8. When N and I got together, I had a $35 box TV from Goodwill. He about died when he saw it. I was convinced that HD didn't matter and wasn't a big deal. Now it physically hurts me to watch something in "regular D" as I call it.

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  9. I think it would be great to now interview Chris and see what he's learned from you!

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  10. There are free sleep machine apps for your phone. I use Sleep Machine, which has white noise, and can't sleep away from home without it!

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  11. Oh geez, the FAN. Yep, total convert over here, too. I hated it at first, especially because my husband's a total "cover-stealer" and frequently leaves me out in the cold [we even had separate blankets for a while there] but now? I cannot sleep without it. And not just for the noise, but if there's no air circulating, there's no way I'm ever getting to sleep!

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  12. haha this is great. I agree with the beer and chicken wings!

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  13. It's crazy the things that rub off on you and the parts of you that rub off on someone else. YES WE NEED A WEDDING UPDATE (obnoxious all caps completely necessary).

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  14. My old noisy apartment neighbors made me a fan person. And now I have made my husband a fan person. Since then, there is nothing worse than sleeping in a SUPER quiet hotel room. It's torture! haha!

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  15. THE DAMN FAN. One time, I was staying in Vegas with my two step-sisters (white noise people). There was no fan so instead they ran the damn microwave fan. I COULD HAVE KILLED THEM.

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  16. My guy actually semi-cured me of white noise. My entire family has a fan in their room for noise; my dad has three centered just on him in his room. The only time I use a fan now is if I visit home or am unbearably hot. My man also got me looking at cars. Cars were just things that got us places; now cars are the way we style ourselves and by golly the color of rims do matter!

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  17. y'all are the cutest ever. I love that 70s pic. You are so right about all of this. sleeping in for sure. I'm still not into beer but I'm 100% committed to electronic music. THis is another post that I need to write...

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  18. I think I'd have to say a new appreciation for comic book movies. Although we've only been at it a year and a half, so we still have some time to develop our list. Glad you can revel in the awesomeness that is chicken wings, they are so damn good! We still can't agree on the whole added salt bit, but we're only at one month, not 100...maybe things will change! Loved reading these, that do you think the future hubs would say you changed for him? xoxo, ganeeban

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  19. Ice cream. So. Much. Ice. Cream. Before B, I could live without it. Now I can't stop myself! Also, Big Bang Theory. I used to watch it but now it's "our thing" and our DVR shows it. I'm not kidding, we have 123 episodes waiting to be watched at any given time and I swear they are just as funny the 123th time as the 1st!

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  20. I STOPPED sleeping in because of my Chris. He gets up early, even on the weekends and now I feel totally lazy if I sleep in.

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  21. I remember when our girls where little they would sleep with a fan on during the summer nights and when winter rolled around they would still want it on and that was ok with me I got it they were used to the noise of the fan but Tim no he couldn't get it not till we got the ceiling fan. When the girls where little I wanted to sleep in more but not so much now days

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  22. This is like nikki and I. She now has to sleep with a fan because of me. I NEED it to sleep or I WON'T sleep period. Lol.

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  23. WHITE NOISE! I have a serious addiction and am considering hypnotherapy - no word of a lie! I CANNOT sleep if there is no fan or aircon on...!!!!

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  24. OMG white noise. I used to need it SILENT to sleep. And then one summer I had to have a fan on because it was so hot. Now I can't sleep without the fan noise. Even when we go away somewhere we have white noise apps on our phones. It's kind of sad.

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  25. I used to have to sleep with a fan on for the noise. My AC humming now does the trick! Still I need it to not be dead silent!

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  26. What is it with men having to watching EVERYTHING in HD? I personally never see a difference between SD and HD so it doesn't bother me at all, but Zack just will not watch things if it's in SD. He's also gotten me into the habit of watching more TV. He's really big on binge watching television shows and movies in his off time so, of course, I'm now hooked. We have every way imaginable to watch movies: Hulu, Netflix, HBO, Google Play, Amazon Prime. We pay for every TV channel ever invented. Then we bought a Chromecast to hook up to each of our TV's so we can stream anything we want from our phones to the TV. It's a bit ridiculous. haha

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  27. I must have white noise to sleep too. We travel a lot so I have an app called "White Noise" that is free and does the trick.

    Teaching with a Twist

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